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Research Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the Research Committee is to build an evidence base for demonstrating clinical research nurses’ involvement in the research enterprise and to demonstrate the impact of clinical research nursing practice. The committee will continue research to describe and validate the specialty practice of clinical research nursing. The research committee will ensure that requests for IACRN member engagement for research purposes are in alignment with the IACRN mission and vision. 

Committee Goals:
  • Review and validate tools used for assessing protocol intensity/workload for staffing

  • Provide education on research processes, methods

  • Assist and promote publication of research conducted by members


Committee Meetings

Third Friday of Every Other Month
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Research Committee Brainstorm Meetings
Third Friday of Every Other Month
(Alternating with the regular Research Committee meetings)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

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Committee Members:

Candi Barlow
Amanda Brock
Tara M. Bresnahan
Bernadette “Candy” Capili
Jung-Chen (Kristina) Chang
Wen-Wen Chang
Georgie Cusack
Sue Downs
Aris Eliades
Cheryl A. Fisher
Sheryl Forbes
Joby George 

Catherine Griffith
Andrea Hale
Pam Herena
Wen-Yu Hu
Elizabeth Johnson
Carolynn Jones
Rosemary Keller
Taryn King
Hyacinth Lee
Sabrina Lee
Maggie Malsch

Lisa Marsh
Amy Mirabella
Pat Shannon
Brandi Showalter
Hazel A. Smith
Nopporn “Nop” Thangthaeng
Dixie Thompson
Elyce Turba
Elize Pietersen
Christa Varnadoe
Wen-Wen Chang

Committee Member Publications

Jones, C.T., Bailey, J., Barlow, C., Cusack, G., Fisher, C., Griffith, C.A, Grinke, K.A, Hall, K., Keller, Jester, P.M. (2018). A retrospective pilot study comparing data from monitoring reports to identify staffing influence on protocol deviation rates. International Journal of Clinical Trials, 5(1); 30-36.

Hale, A., Barton, B., Serino-Cipoletta J., Sheldon Y., Vessey, J.A. (2022) Direct care nurses' perceptions of their roles in clinical research: An integrated review of the literature.  J Nurs Scholarsh Jan;54(1):104-116. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12704. Epub 2021 Nov 22. PMID: 34811882.

Showalter, B. L., Malecha, A., Cesario, S., & Clutter, P. (2022). Moral distress in clinical research nurses. Nursing Ethics.

Jones, C.T., Griffith, C.A., Fisher, C.A., Grinke, K.A., Keller, R., Lee, H., Purdom, M., Turba, E. (2022). Nurses in clinical trials: Perceptions of impact on the research enterprise. Journal of Research in Nursing, 27(1-2) 50–65. DOI: 10.1177/17449871211073757

Fisher, C.A., Griffith, C.A., Lee, H., Smith, H.A., Jones, C.T., Grinke, K.A., Keller, R., Cusack, R., Browning, S., Hill, G. (2022). Extending the description of the clinical research nursing workforce. Journal of Research in Nursing, 27(1-2), 102-113. DOI: 10.1177/17449871211068631

Thangthaeng, N., Hillard, M.A., Cayford, M., Barrett, S., Ducar, D., Larkin, M.E. (2022). Promoting a gender-affirming environment in research: Implications for research nurses. Journal of Research in Nursing, 27(1-2) 157–165. DOI: 10.1177/17449871211068647

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